Warts (Verucca) | Galleria Podiatry

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Verrucae are benign spontaneously regressing epithelial legions in the skin. The wart may be raised or if on the sole of the foot, the pressure of walking causes the wart to be pushed into the skin.

Verruca can appears as singular legions or in groups.

Causes

Verrucae are caused by the Human Pappilloma Virus (HPV) which induces the benign epithelial legions in the skin.
The HPV virus is contagious, however, an open wound is required for transmission from person to person.

Treatment

The lifespan of the HPV can be anywhere from 5 months to 5 years and the legion frequently spontaneously disappear. Often, however, treatment is commenced immediately.

Treatments may include the application of creams or liquid nitrogen to destroy and remove the area of affected tssue. In severe cases surgical removal of the verruca may be required.

Your PODIATRIST can advise you on each modality and their benefits or side effects Verrucae are benign spontaneously regressing epithelial legions in the skin.

The wart may be raised or if on the sole of the foot, the pressure of walking causes the wart to be pushed into the skin.
Verruca can appears as singular legions or in groups.

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